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Famous People Born in 1936

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List of famous people born in 1936, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1936 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1936. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1936, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1936 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

List is made up of a variety of celebs, including Wilt Chamberlain and Robert Redford.

If you're trying to answer the question, "Which celebrities were born in 1936?" then this list should be a perfect resource for you.


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    Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds, Jr. is an American actor, director and voice artist.more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
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    Dennis Hopper
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    Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, making his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared in two films with James Dean. In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1936-2010)
    • Birthplace: Dodge City, USA, Kansas
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Artist, Film Director, + more
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    Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is best known for his starring roles as Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H and Arnold Vinick in The West Wing, and his supporting role in the 2004 film The Aviator, for which ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Activist, Television director, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
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    Andrei Chikatilo
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    Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, murder and mutilation of a minimum of 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Uzbek SSR.more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1936-1994)
    • Birthplace: Sumy Oblast, Ukraine
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    Bruce MacLeish Dern is an American actor. He frequently takes roles as a supporting character actor, often playing villains of unstable nature. He has appeared in more than 80 feature films, and received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for the 1978 film Coming Home and Best Actor for ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Actor, Voice acting
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    Charlie Daniels
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    Charles Edward "Charlie" Daniels is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for his contributions to country, bluegrass, and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and multiple other songs he has written and performed.more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, + more
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    Albert Finney
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    Albert Finney is an English actor. Beginning in the theatre, Finney was especially successful in plays by William Shakespeare before he switched to films. He achieved prominence in films in the early 1960s, his debut being The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, who had directed him in theatre ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Film Director
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    David Carradine was an American actor and martial artist, best known for his leading role as a warrior monk, Kwai Chang Caine, in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. He was a member of a productive acting family that began with his father, John Carradine. His acting career, which included major and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1936-2009)
    • Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more
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    Antonin Scalia
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    Antonin Gregory Scalia is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As the longest-serving justice currently on the Court, Scalia is the Senior Associate Justice. Appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia has been described as the intellectual anchor for the ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Trenton, Mercer County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Carl Celian Icahn is an American businessman, activist shareholder, and investor. He is the majority shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company.more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Financier
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    Donald Cortez "Don" Cornelius was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music franchise Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993. Eventually Cornelius sold the show to MadVision Entertainment in 2008.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1936-2012)
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, TV Personality
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    Arnfinn Nesset is a Norwegian former nurse, nursing home manager and convicted serial killer. His crimes include the murders of at least 22 people, as well as attempted murder, document forgery and embezzlement. He may have murdered up to 138 people. In 1983 he was convicted of poisoning 22 patients and ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Norway
    • Profession: Physician
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    Charles Napier
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    Charles Lewis Napier was a prolific American actor, who after his film debut mainly worked in supporting roles. Napier's strong voice, steely gaze and distinctive broad jutting chin made him immediately convincing as the cop or military officer he often played. After leaving his tiny Kentucky town to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1936-2011)
    • Birthplace: USA, Kentucky
    • Profession: Soldier, Author, Actor, Voice acting
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    Abbie Hoffman
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    Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party. Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1936-1989)
    • Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Psychologist, Actor, Writer, Social activist
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    Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, often considered one of the main figures of the rock and roll genre in the mid-1950s. Born in Lubbock, Texas, to a musical family during the Great Depression, Holly learned to play the guitar and sing with his ...more

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    • Age: Died at 23 (1936-1959)
    • Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
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    Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish fashion executive and founding chairman of the Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops. In March 2015, he was ranked as the fourth richest person in the world by Forbes with a net worth of USD $62.6 billion. The ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Province of León, Spain
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    • Age: age 79
    • Profession: Nude Glamour Model
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    Eddie Fisher
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    Edwin Jack "Eddie" Fisher was an American entertainer. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV show. Fisher left his first wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, to marry Reynolds' best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1928-2010)
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Actor, Singer
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    Dick Cavett
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    Richard Alva "Dick" Cavett is an American former television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussions. Cavett appeared regularly on nationally broadcast television in the United States in five consecutive decades, the 1960s through the 2000s. In recent years, Cavett has ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Gibbon, Nebraska, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Presenter
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    Bobby Darin
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    Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock'n'roll, folk, and country. He started as a songwriter for Connie Francis, and recorded his own first million-seller "Splish Splash" in 1958. This was followed by ...more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1936-1973)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer
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